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News archive (2018 - 12)

Hybrid threats and ways to counter them discussed in Romania
2018.12.14
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On December 13 Vice Minister of National Vytautas Umbrasas took part in the “Defence Hybrid Warfare in the Black Sea: Romania, Europe, and NATO Collective Responses” Conference organised by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Romania’s Ministry of National Defence.

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First upgraded PzH2000 howitzers delivered to the Artillery Battalion
2018.12.14
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On December 14 first two upgraded heavy self-propelled artillery systems, PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) howitzers bought from the German Armed Forces were delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces General Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion.

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Minister R. Karoblis met with HE K. Rex, the new Ambassador of Canada
2018.12.11
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On December 11 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with the new Ambassador of Canada in Lithuania, HE Kevin Rex.

“We thank Canada for strengthening our regional security, contribution to the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Latvia and the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius,” Minister R. Karoblis said and invited Canada to also join activities of the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence. 

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Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas met with representatives of the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Pentagon
2018.12.10
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On December 4-8 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas conducted a visit to the United States of America and met with representatives of the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Pentagon, and took part in a table-top exercise organised by the Ministry of National Defence and the Atlantic Council Think-Tank.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on December 3 – 9, 2018
2018.12.10
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On December 3 – 9 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled three times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Leadership of the Ministry of National Defence and the Defence Staff visited Exercise Anakonda-18
2018.12.06
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On December 6 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Maj Gen Vitalijus Vaikšnoras and Defence Policy Director of the Ministry of National Defence Robertas Šapronas took part in the DV Day of Exercise  Anakonda-18 in Poland.  

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Minister to attend funeral of U.S President George H. W. Bush
2018.12.04
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Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis wil take part on behalf of Lithuania in the funeral of the late 41st President of the United States of America, George H. W. Bush.

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Most advanced military radars in the region enter service in Lithuania
2018.12.04
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Airspace Surveillance and Control Command of the Lithuanian Air Force begins conducting air surveillance tasks with two long-range 3D radars from a NATO manufacturer located in Antaveršis (Southern Lithuania) and Degučiai (Western Lithuania). New infrastructure and radars is Lithuania’s largest contribution so far to the development of both, national and NATO collective defence capabilities.

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Defence cooperation between Lithuania and Georgia discussed
2018.12.04
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On December 3 Director of the International Relations and Operations Department of the Ministry of National Defence Karolis Aleksa met with Director of the International Relations and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia  Tinatin Aghniashvili in Tbilisi.  

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on November 26 – December 2, 2018
2018.12.03
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On November 26 – December 2 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled four times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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